Clearwater Corridor NRCA
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CLEARWATER CORRIDOR NRCA

Features Protected: Coastal forest and riparian habitat
EcoregionNorthwest Coast (Jefferson County)

Site Description
The Commission on Old Growth Alternatives for Washington's Forest Trust Lands (1989) recommended preservation of this remnant forest type. The 2,323-acre conservation area includes a mature coastal forest of Sitka spruce, western hemlock, red alder and bigleaf maple, riparian habitat along the Snahapish and Clearwater Rivers, and important elk habitat.

Science, Research and Monitoring
Public and private universities, other research institutions and individual researchers may contact DNR to propose a research project at the site. If you are interested in pursuing research at Clearwater Corridor NRCA, please contact David Wilderman, natural areas ecologist, at david.wilderman@dnr.wa.gov

Environmental Education and Public Access
Currently no formal educational programs are available at Clearwater Corridor NRCA. The Upper Clearwater Campground  includes toilet facilities and overnight campsites on a first-come, first-served basis. For additional campground information, contact the DNR Olympic Region office in Forks at (360) 374-2800.

Directions to the Site
From the intersection of Highway 101 and Clearwater Road, travel north on Clearwater Road (on the Hoh Mainline/Snahapish Mainline) to Upper Clearwater Road; just after Snahapish River, turn right and travel about 3 miles on the C3000 Road.

A Washington State Discover Pass is required for parking at this site. This funding helps DNR manage these important natural areas across the state.

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Natural Areas Program
Washington State Department of Natural Resources
FRCD@dnr.wa.gov

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